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Is Huntsville Really in Alabama? (2005)

Dr. Wayne Flynt

Exceptionalism in 20th Century AlabamaDr. Wayne Flynt
Join us for the closing event of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Bicentennial Celebrations as Dr. J. Wayne Flynt, Distinguished Professor of History at Auburn University, explores how Huntsville diverged from Alabama politics and economics in the decades after World War II. Dr. Flynt is the author of:

Alabama in the 20th Century
Poor But Proud: Alabama's Poor Whites
Alabama Baptists: Southern Baptists in the Heart of Dixie

Spooky Storytelling (2005)

The Huntsville Public Library & The Land Trust invite school aged children & their parents to enjoy some SPOOKY fall tales from The Spellbinders at Historic Three Caves.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and flashlight. NO strollers please.
And wear sturdy shoes!!
$3 Admission, RSVP at (256)534-5263
Go to www.landtrust-hsv.org for directions!
Gates open at 6:00 pm, stories begin at 6:30 pm!

New Book Group: Knit 1, Read Too! (2005)

Madison Public Library Adult Services Announces a New Book Group!
Do you like to read? Do you quilt, knit, or cross-stitch? Come join us for our first monthly Knit 1, Read Too!
All readers and crafters are welcome—not just knitters! This is a fabulous opportunity to enjoy the Madison community, learn something new, share what you know, and appreciate a good book all at the same time.
Our first book: Joshilyn Jackson's gods in AlabamaMadison Public LibraryWednesday, October 19, 200512:30-2:00 Read more »

Banned Books Week 2005

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is excited to announce a very special guest to help us celebrate Banned Books Week 2005 (September 24-October 1)! Renowned young adult author Chris Crutcher will be appearing at the Huntsville Library Auditorium on Tuesday, September 27th at 6:30 PM to present “Real-Life Fiction Meets Censorship,” a talk for teens, educators, and their parents. His appearance will be followed by a Q&A session and a book signing. Books will be available to purchase the night of the event, with the library receiving a portion of proceeds. Read more »

Alexander's Mini Adventure (2005)

Huntsville Public Library's Youth Services Department is having a "Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day" on Saturday, September 24, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. This event is open to families and kids of all shapes and sizes. Find out how much fun a terrible day can be as Independent Musical Productions present "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," an adaptation of the popular children's book by Judith Viorst. Read more »

Get 'Between the Covers' with Joshilyn Jackson!

Book clubs and book lovers everywhere are invited to join us as we host acclaimed author Joshilyn Jackson. We will be discussing her debut novel gods in Alabama, a #1 Book Sense pick and dubbed by Library Journal as “...a potent mix of humor, murder, and a dysfunctional Southern family.” When Arlene Fleet headed off to college in Chicago, she made three promises to God: She would never again lie, never fornicate outside of marriage, and never, ever go back to her tiny hometown of Possett, Alabama. Read more »

Illinois Trails: History and Genealogy

If you happen to have ancestors from the state of Illinois, be sure to check out the website, Illinois Trails: History and Genealogy at http://iltrails.org/. It's a FREE website with information from census, county data, history, maps, military data, newspapers, research help and a mailing list. For those interested in helping, they even have a section with 'Volunteer' information.

Family Tree Magazine - 101 Best Genealogy Sites

Family Tree Magazine has come out with its 2007 list of the top 101 best genealogy web sites on the Internet.

To quote from their web site "These 101 roots resources represent the pinnacle of online genealogy—let them lead you to the peak of family tree success."

Categories include: Read more »

Researching British ancestry?

Now with literally millions of records online for England, Scotland and Wales as digital images or transcriptions, it can be difficult at times to decide where to begin looking. The following sites offer a large variety of useful records and information for anyone researching British ancestry. Read more »

Ancestor Searching Newsletter, Volume 2, # 3

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is responsible for managing over 264 million acres of land -- about one-eighth of the land in the United States -- as well as 300 million additional acres of subsurface mineral resources. Most of these lands are located in the western United States, including Alaska, and are easily recognized by their vast range lands, forests, high mountains, arctic tundra, and deserts. Under the BLM umbrella are a wide variety of commercial, cultural, recreational, and wilderness resources in these federal public lands. Read more »

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